The world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011, a program of Society for Science & the Public, comes to Los Angeles next week. More than 1,500 high school students selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories will share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. PT
Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT
Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-noon PT
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
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More than 1,500 high school students from selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories. A full listing of finalists is available at www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011.
In addition, Katzenberg will keynote the opening ceremony; Society for Science & the Public President Elizabeth Marincola will speak at the awards gala; Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group and Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation, will also be available for comment.
“Via a global network of local, national and regional science fairs, this competition encourages roughly 6 million students worldwide to explore their curiosity for how the world works and develop solutions to help solve the global challenges of the future. The finalists gathering in Los Angeles next week represent the best of the best and will serve as the world’s future innovators and leaders.” – Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group
“The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair provides an opportunity for the best young scientists from around the globe to share ideas and showcase their cutting-edge science projects. By inspiring and rewarding young scientists, this program, now in its 62nd year, will help the next generation usher in new solutions to global challenges, which are vital to our common future.” – Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public.
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